Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division shares incomplete list of licensed MMJ centers

The Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division of the Department of Revenue is strapped for cash, and the bare-bones staff is just barely keeping up with the task the division was given in July 2010: to license dispensaries in the state.

As we've reported over the past few months, this charge has been a catch-22 for the MMED: The self-supported agency needs licensing fees to help cover its costs, but the initially slow intake of applications combined with a delay in licensing (and licensing fees) for shops awaiting approval from their local governments has starved the division of revenue. As a result, it's also short-handed. According to a post on its website late last week, the soonest a medical marijuana dispensary staffer can expect to get an appointment is February 2013. The site also notes that a planned program to register state caregivers, the location of their grows and a plant count in a private registry is not yet available.



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Some of the file boxes at MMED headquarters as of last year.
And earlier this month,CBS4 discovered the division has more leased vehicles than it does employees. There are currently around dozen people on the MMED payroll, down from the original 37.



In the two years the division has been in existence, the MMED has been able to get only a limited number of shops licensed and off its docket -- at least for another year, until renewals start to come up. Though division officials cite lack of local approval as the largest obstacle in getting shops through the state process, the state had issued licenses to just under 180 medical marijuana centers as of August 14. That's far fewer than have gotten local approval around the state.

Most of those licensed by the MMED fall in the type 1 category, with 300 patients or fewer; only four centers serving more than 501 patients have been approved so far. The state has also licensed 22 infused-product manufacturers, which includes hash-making outfits as well as edibles companies.

Continue reading to see the MMED dispensaries list.


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IcePick
IcePick

Congratulations Colorado, keep up the FANTASTIC work in ending prohibition FOREVER!

 

YES ON A64!

Budd_Jones
Budd_Jones

There's a cover up. This smells less like POT and more like FRAUD, MISMANAGEMENT of FUNDS, EMBEZZLEMENT, THEFT, CRONYISM, NEPOTISM,  and warrants internal as well es external investigations on the city, county, state, and federal levels.

To say that there was simply an over projection of anticipated revenues that never materialized is CRIMINAL and is not acceptable.  "Follow the money.........."

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Hey PotClowns -- this includes dilettantes like you, Robert Chase -- ... here's your "Domino Effect" 

 

*** Marijuana Dispensaries Could be Shut Down With Help of DEA if L.A. City Hall Has its Way ***

 

The L.A. City Council late yesterday decided to ask the feds for help in shutting down Los Angeles' medical marijuana dispensaries starting Sept. 6.

 

The Council asked for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the L.A. County District Attorney to come up with a strategy to help it rid L.A. of pot shops.

 

http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012/08/marijuana_dea_los_angeles_dispensaires_city_council.php

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

NewsFlash -- California Supreme Court lets Dispensary Ban stand

 

In the case of Pack v the City of Long Beach, a state appeals court ruled that no city or county in California could regulate medical marijuana dispensaries since marijuana is illegal under federal law.

 

The California Supreme Court dismissed the challenge, leaving the Appeals Court ruling to stand.

COlady
COlady

Pics of the nice $30,000 SUV we the patients are paying to lease for the MMED, and how practical and manuverable they are... these pics were taken at last nights MMED panel discussion after hours, so you can see that patient funded MMED license fees are not going to waste with MMED employees using the SUV for their personal commute, and to go to evening events at bars and such... Why it is So Practical... 

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4611773898074.2191080.1404311582&type=3&l=b3548e03e5

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Oddities from the list --

 

Medicine Man lists a Broomfield address -- Broomfield banned dispensaries

 

Skinny Pineapple with 2 licenses in Boulder -- both addresses less than 200 feet from a school

 

Various others appear to be Residential Addresses, not Commercial or Industrial zoned.

 

Massage Specialists Denver -- now there's some forward thinking, merging the industries of sex and drugs, where Billy Breathes can truly find his "Marijuana Porn".

 

If anyone wants to look up the owners/agents behind these entities, the SOS search page is here -- http://www.sos.state.co.us/biz/BusinessEntityCriteriaExt.do

 

Lots of fascinating information there.

 

 

John Lambert
John Lambert

because some other state agency took all their money?

John Lambert
John Lambert

because some other state agency took all their money?

malcolmkyle16
malcolmkyle16 topcommenter

Kindly watch the Drug War Clock as it ticks away all our hard earned tax dollars:

 

http://www.drugsense.org/wodclock.htm

 

Now try the US Debt Clock: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

 

Alcohol prohibition in the US ran from 1919–1933 

Where you aware that "The Great Wall Street Crash" happened during this period?

 

During alcohol prohibition, all profits went to enrich thugs and criminals. Young men died every day on inner-city streets while battling over turf. A fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have gone on treatment. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally the economy collapsed. Sound familiar?

 

http://1929crash.com/

 

To support prohibition you have to be either totally ignorant, totally stupid, totally brainwashed, totally insane, or totally corrupt. 

 

If you have liberty then expect prosperity!

 

apple-day
apple-day

This MMED "licensed" list is bullshit. They keep saying they have granted licenses, yet not one dispensary has actually posted their actual license on the internet for all to see. If you had gotten one of these supposed "licenses" from the state, wouldn't you be proud after all the money you spent to get it? Wouldn't you post it on the Internet, Facebook, twitter....??? SHOW ME A LICENSE, just one, and I might believe this bullshit. It is probably another scam by the MMED/DEA to give dispensaries a false sense of security, like the "Certificate of Application" that the MMED mailed out in 2010 that was "suitable for framing". Most dispensaries thought this was their supposed "license" and proudly displayed it.

 

FIND US A LICENSE, WESTWORD! We want to see what they look like.

coloradommjpatient
coloradommjpatient

LOL! This is what happens when idiots allow government to regulate them. You should have banned together and fought this bullshit from the beginning, but you tucked tail and ran. 

 

I was at the Stakeholders meeting in 2009 when the CMMR(Now MMIG) people begged to be taxed and regulated. 

 

The market alone would have shut down most of these places. WOT A MESS.

Monkey
Monkey

I'm not a big fan of the dispensary world, but I don't wish them harm either. I hope this isn't a hit list for the feds. No one should get in trouble for selling weed. This list is un-like any other list, I'm sure DEA agents located in Denver are just scratching their heads.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Hey Greedy Myopic Dispensary Pigs -- how's that "regulatory framework" feel now?

 

Do you feel "legitimized" yet?

 

Note that the fewer dispensaries there are left, the higher the fees must be, since MMED is self-funding by the mandate of HB1284. Don't expect the MMED big-wigs to take a salary cut, or downscale their pimpin' rides.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Excellent -- finally some informative reporting from this blog(er).

 

That didn't hurt too much, did it Billy?

 

Could it be that you'll actually begin reporting in your reviews whether the dispensary is Licensed or "Pending" ... or "about to be indicted" like Silver Lizard?

 

Will you one day report on the MEDIAN -- not average -- age of registered patients, broken down by sex ?

 

 

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @malcolmkyle16 Remember Malcolm, A64 does NOT legalize marijuana.

 

A64 = a continuation of Criminal Prohibition ... with extra taxes added.

apple-day
apple-day

 @coloradommjpatient Ah yes, I remember them screaming, "Matt Cook is our savior! Matt Cook is our savior!"

 

They certainly didn't learn anything from Ben Franklin's words of wisdom, "we must all hang together or we shall most assuredly all hang separately."

 

Send in the pot clowns -- don't bother, they're here!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @Monkey ... as if the DEA doesn't already have the MMED list ... prior to WB posting it to the unwashed masses.

 

How do you think the DEA determined which dispensary was within 1000 feet of a school?

 

The real "hit list" will be the EARNINGS / INCOME data willfully shared by the DOR/MMED and the IRS / DEA ...

 

Ouch !!

apple-day
apple-day

 @DonkeyHotay How many dispensaries and growers do you think will vote for more of this "regulatory framework" with Amendment 64? That ballot initiative is DOOMED! The cat's out of the bag -- the mmj greedy dispensary program was just a set-up for the feds to make it easier for them to gather information. I can't imagine anyone voting for more of it in the privacy of the voting booth.

apple-day
apple-day

 @DonkeyHotay Willy Breathes - SHOW US A LICENSE! Your investigative reporting is not that good when all you supply is a LIST of dispensaries that supposedly came from the MMED. If this is really a list of "licensed" dispensaries, why does it not have the state of Colorado seal on it? Why does it not have the "license" numbers of the dispensaries? Why can no one produce an actual license for us to look at? WW could have created that spreadsheet out of their advertising list, for all we know. It couldn't look less official if "MMED Business Licensees" was written in crayon. PROVE this is an actual list by showing us the actual licenses of some of these dispensaries. STOP blindly repeating government propaganda, and then we'll congratulate you on your informative reporting.

apple-day
apple-day

 @DonkeyHotay  @Monkey Unlike the patient registry, the dispensary and growhouse registry has no guarantee of confidentiality. Neither does the registry that will be required if Amendment 64 passes to keep track of the one ounce dispensaries will be allowed to sell.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @apple-day ... well, apparently the NAACP is dumb enough to swallow A64 ... and not spill a single drop.

IcePick
IcePick

 @apple-day  @DonkeyHotay Yes this was all a set-up for the feds.  It started way back in 1999 when A20 was written and voted on by the feds.  Then in 2009 the feds wrote legislation defining how these dispensaries would operate and who would run them and how they would govern the entire process from seed to sale.  And then the fed made the governor sign the legislation and then the fed made everyone pay $10,000 to apply to become one of these dispensaries and then the fed got all their fingerprints and then the fed fired dan hartman and then the fed....

 

/end sarcasm

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay How's this for coherent... give me one reason not to vote in favor of A64.  You cannot.

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